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Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon

(Please Don't Tell My Parents #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,854 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Supervillains do not merely play hooky.

True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine. When offered the chance to skip school in the most dramatic way possible, Penelope Akk can't resist. With the help of a giant spider and mysterious red goo, she builds a spaceship and flies t
Published December 31st 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Stan Reed It's all pretty much in space, I didn't like this book as well as I liked 1 and 3. The best part for me was the kludge rising up to combat bad penny i…moreIt's all pretty much in space, I didn't like this book as well as I liked 1 and 3. The best part for me was the kludge rising up to combat bad penny if she comes back. You won't miss anything if you skip to book 3...(less)

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Coyora Dokusho
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I am stalking this book with rabid fervor....


Publishing pushed back into January. NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! NuUuUuUuUuUuU!!! ;_; Nooooooooooooo!!!

Okay let's go add it to 2015 lists. Because people need to buy it, so I can get more of my fix.


Sooooo, for those of you *not* aware I can be just a tad bit obsessive... just a TAD bit.... Yeah I spammed the hell out of the 2015 lists... but only where it made sense!!!! WAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!


Well! I p
Yzabel Ginsberg
(I got a copy from the publisher, as part of the review tour, in exchange for an honest review.)

I read the first installment of this series, Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain, last year, and thought it was a pretty good novel. So, of course, I couldn't pass up on the invitation to read the second one.

I found it weaker, though I still liked it. It contains a lot of good ideas and concepts, and it's perfect if looking for a wild adventure in space, with alien technology and bio-weapo
Malcolm McCrimmon
Feb 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Short version: Not one of Roberts' better books, but a fun and imaginative read nevertheless.

Long version: This book feels like the result of Roberts getting really excited about going ~*INTO SPACE*~ and then not being sure what to do once he got there--which is pretty much what happened to his protagonist. One of the things I loved most about the first book in this series was Penny's incredible agency. Even more than her superpower, it was her determination to make the most of whatever life thr
Eric Allen
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was ok

It wasn't terrible, but it is a step down from the first book. The first book had an actual storyline. This book is more a collection of things that happen, and not so much a cohesive story. It sort of goes off the rails early on, and never really gets back on. It's definitely a little more silly than the first book, and not in the good kind of way. I also found the new characters to be rather annoying. It's generally harmless, but it seems to have fallen into the "it's for kids, who cares i
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: little girls in steampunk mechas, half-bovine space girls, gooey red aliens in love
This sequel to Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain is as fun and loaded with tropes as the first book, but the plot was a bit circuitous, and with our three heroes, Penny Akk (aka "Bad Penny"), Ray ("Re-viled") and Claire ("E-Claire") spending almost the entire book in space, it becomes a zany middle school space adventure more than the comic bookish supervillain story of the first book.

Penny, Ray, and Claire are still hanging out together and indulging in occasional bits of junior h
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

The Inscrutable Machine has been living on a high, taking on and defeating adult superheroes, but it’s time to go back to school. How boring. Penelope, Ray and Claire have caught the itch and now they need more daring do to, well, do. When an opportunity drops into their laps they don’t need very much persuading to run off straight into another adventure. Only this time they aren’t fighting on Earth. They’re fighting in o
David Caldwell
Penny and her friends are back in this second volume of the series. This time they are heading to the moons of Jupiter to do a little investigating for Spider. They find themselves in the middle of a giant conflict with multiple sides.

This installment of the series has most of the good things that were in the first book. Great characters, plenty of action and humor,and mad science galore are all there. But there are a couple of small problems. The first is that there are a lot of characters and
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: superhero
felt like the author started with a desired title and worked backwards to a story that got there. at most one of the new characters introduced is given a chance to become compelling (the rest are barely on the screen, can only be heard indirectly, cardboardy, or (view spoiler)). much of the cleverness of kids keeping up with adults from the first book is just gone. bleh. having the POV character black out on a regular basis for her mad science has ...more
Rickus Bookshelf
A nice book. Full review over here: ...more
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-blog
Bad Penny and the rest of the Implacable Machine are bored out of their minds. Going back to school after a break full of super villainy and fighting heroes both their own age and grown up will do that. So of course they jump at the chance to visit Jupiter and see things no human has before. No human except the ones who already live there. With a homemade space ship and the help of a giant spider the Implacable Machine will see everything from alien invaders to robot overlords and the colonies t ...more
Douglas Debner
This is a really enjoyable book with some REALLY STOOOPID story choices. Primarily the main character, Penny, is an evil genius super villain, except she's not really totally completely evil. Penny, 14, ends up in conflict with a 12 year genius mechanic and IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE TO SAVE ALL HUMANITY FROM EVIL ALIENS, Penny is immediately behind the 12 year-old's armor suit and decides she (Penny) CAN'T TEMPORARILY DISABLE THAT ARMOR BECAUSE OF HOW IT WILL UPSET THE 12 YEAR-OLD EVEN THOUGH TH ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
A fun read with quite a few interesting ideas and a cool setting. Sadly the execution left a few things to be desired.

I found book to be fun though it suffered from YA syndrome. In this one the team goes TO SPACE and finds a steampunk colony complete with Victorian era aesthetics.

The spaceship is a catfish -don't question it!- and they make a quick stop at Cronenberg's R US to pick up a few side characters that we shelve for awhile.

Of Steampunk land were we learn about the whole colony and ho
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book in the series is absolutely addicting, funny, entertaining, and enjoyable. This book ticks all of the same boxes, but does so to a lesser extent.

The book starts off as a continuation of the first one, but then things take a turn: our heroes go somewhere they never were before (hint in the title (which is slightly incorrect, btw)). From there, the story switches to what seem like multiple short arcs, which build up on each other, and even though they are entertaining, are not as go
Bonnie Dale Keck
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My roommate who reads comics and all thinks this set is 4 or even better, no idea why, bad role model to say the least for the young adults presumably written for, yet situations and attitudes are so not right for that age group or older.

I Did NOT Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence! (Please Don't Tell My Parents Book 4) {more like .5/prequel} {Amazon shows it as book 4, so Amazon shows 2 book 4's}
Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain 1
Please Don't Tell My Parents
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved the first Don’t Tell My Parents book, but this one just wasn’t very good. It often droned on and on needlessly. Sometimes the descriptions of the Puppeteers and Meat Puppets were rather graphic and disgusting (they gave my ten-year-old nightmares). I mostly found myself bored while reading Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon and hoping the end would hurry up. It was just such a disappointment after the first book. I don’t recommend reading it.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read :)

This was an enjoyable read, however much some of the characters frustrated me. Frustration was not due to bad character design or anything, it's just some of the characters are plain stupid in the head. It fits though. This story continues the series quite well and I recommend it if you enjoyed the first book. Read it!
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a bad book. When it got really techy and sounding like instructions I have a sigh and powered through it but overall the story was pretty good. Didn't kind the absolute ridiculousness of it. It was actually kind of cute at times. I'd still continue the series. ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Scott Wozniak
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A grand adventure for the growing supervillains/heroes. This time they went into space. The characters grew, we learned more about the world of the story (some juicy mysteries revealed) and the ending was more poignant than I expected and I'm looking forward to the next book. ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What was the plot?

This was a slog. I enjoyed the first book but there was way too much going on here. And some of the writing was in need of a good editor. People, even teenagers, don't talk like that.
James Ingraham
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
A lot of fun. I don't like some elements, and it was longer than it really needed to be. The characters are the real draw. I did the audio book version, which was excellent. ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series. I am very amused by Penny, and the trouble she gets into and out of. I didn't fully enjoy Remmy's breakdown, but it made some sense. ...more
Meh. This one just didn't work for me. Too much world building; too few likable characters. ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The first part of the book was great, chinatown, etc. When they jump out to the moon and suddenly Penny doesn't have to worry about staying hidden, it loses some of the thrill. ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
Fun, but not as good as the first in the series.
Derya Erisdottir
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhero
Not as good as the first book, but entertaining nonetheless.
Unfortunally I didn't like the ending, felt too abrupt for me. And Remmy... *sign* ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Still very entertaining but I think the setting can get very confusing. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars.
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
While I enjoyed this installment, it felt a bit flat and out of place. But that may be because I'm 40+ years old reading/listening to a book for kids.

But that being said, the story, while feeling a bit contrived, moved a a good pace, had great dialogue and inner monologues and I found myself laughing in places.

It was not so out of place that I will not continue with the series to see how Penny and her friends continue on the road to Superheroism... or Super Villainism.
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So. I read the book. And... I gotta say i'm not impressed. Which disappoints me because I totally enjoyed the first one. This book though yeah here's hoping the next one is better.

In the beginning I was enjoying the book, we were back to our main characters Penny, Ray and Claire and they're settling into their roles as villains. (view spoiler)
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